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A Handbook Of Modal Counterpoint A Handbook Of Modal Counterpoint -by- Stella Roberts & Irwin Fischer (1967). Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. 120 pages. 67-19238. (Schirmer Books, New York, 1967) Bookplate of previous owner on front free endpaper. Some foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
Product Id: SW29761
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Arranged By Nelson Riddle The Definitive Study of Arranging Arranged By Nelson Riddle The Definitive Study of Arranging By America's No. 1 Composer, Arranger and Conductor -by- Nelson Riddle. IF0127. No ISBN. Used second hand spiral-bound softcover book. 200 pages. (Nelson Riddle, 1985) Name stamp of previous owner on title page. Light wear to edges and corners of covers and pages. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Product Id: SW13847
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Composing For The Jazz Orchestra Composing For The Jazz Orchestra -by- William Russo (2nd Imp, 1962). Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. 90 pages. 61-8642. (The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2nd Impression 1962) Foxing on covers and edges of pages. Remains of a sticker and bookplate on front free endpaper. Else in very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
Product Id: SW29762
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Composition by Dr John Stainer Composition -by- Dr John Stainer. Novello's Music Primers and Educational Series. Intended for beginners; a collection of hints both to masters and students in the first steps towards the art of composition. (Novello, Ewer & Co. London. Circa 1900) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 140 pages. Covers are worn and soiled. Heavy foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Else good.
Product Id: SW17307
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Diatonic Harmony Part 1 Diatonic Harmony Part 1 -by- George Loughlin (1966). Imperial Edition No. 987. Used second hand harmony method book for teachers and young students preparing for music examinations; a knowledge of elementary music theory is assumed. 72 pages. B.8694. (Allans Music, Melbourne, 1966) A few marks on the cover. Corners are worn. Pages are very good. Scarce.
Product Id: SW27740
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Diatonic Harmony Part 1 Suggested Workings Of Exercises Diatonic Harmony Part 1 Suggested Workings Of Exercises -by- George Loughlin (1966). Imperial Edition No. 988. Used second hand book of suggested workings of exercises in Chapters 9 to 16 of Diatonic Harmony Part 1. 20 pages. B.8695. (Allans Music, Melbourne, 1966) A few marks on the cover. Pages are in fine condition. Scarce.
Product Id: SW27603
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elf-ahn-Et-ik Alphabetic-Phonetic Rhyme Guide elf-ahn-Et-ik Alphabetic-Phonetic Rhyme Guide (2009) -by- Lionel W Loza. ISBN 9780980684704. An ideal rhyming tool for the poet, rapper, song or jingle writer as well as a useful spelling aid for story writers and students of English; it goes beyond the existing one-word rhyming dictionaries by including the use of more than one word to create rhymes, adding expressions relevant to the words to stimulate the reader, suggesting alternatives to take into account dialectic differences and near rhymes, and eliminating the need to have to spell correctly in order to find rhymes. Used second hand large format paperback book. 373 pages. (SCU Digital Printing Services, Lismore. First Edition 2009) Corners of covers are bumped. Spine cocked. Else in fine condition. Weight 1.1 kg.
Product Id: SW26330
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First Steps In Harmony A Catechism Of Elementary Harmony First Steps In Harmony A Catechism Of Elementary Harmony For The Use Of Beginners -by- Minnie Cuthbert (c.1910). Used second hand softcover book. 54 pages. (J H Larway, London, undated but circa 1910) Paper has tanned, else very good condition.
Product Id: SW27783
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First Year Harmony Complete by William Lovelock First Year Harmony Complete -by- William Lovelock. Used second hand softcover book. 110 pages. 7320. (A Hammond & Co. London. Undated) Name written on front cover and title page. Corners bumped. Foxing on edges of pages. Rear cover creased. Else very good.
Product Id: GS22083
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Form In Music With Special Reference to The Designs of Instrumental Music Form In Music With Special Reference to The Designs of Instrumental Music -by- Stewart MacPherson (1930). The Joseph Williams Series of Handbooks on Music Under The Editorship of Stewart MacPherson. (Joseph Williams Ltd. London. New and revised edition 1930) Used second hand softcover book. 279 pages. Covers are worn, grubby and stained. Spine sunned. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Name and date written on front free endpaper. Text is good.
Product Id: GS16357
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Free Counterpoint In Two Parts by J A Steele Free Counterpoint In Two Parts -by- J A Steele (1955). Imperial Edition No. 768. Used second hand music writing method book. 7 chapters and supplementary exercises. 24 pages. B.6711. (Allan & Co. Melbourne. 1955) Ex-Library with sticker on spine and inked stamps. Spine torn around one staple. Thin strip pasted on inner edge of 2 pages. Else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW27766B
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Free Counterpoint In Two Parts by J A Steele Free Counterpoint In Two Parts -by- J A Steele (1955). Imperial Edition No. 768. Used second hand music writing method book. 7 chapters and supplementary exercises. 24 pages. B.6711. (Allan & Co. Melbourne. 1955) Name and some marks on covers. Pen notes written on reverse of rar cover. Else very good.
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Free Counterpoint In Two Parts by J A Steele Free Counterpoint In Two Parts -by- J A Steele (1955). Imperial Edition No. 768. Used second hand music writing method book. 7 chapters and supplementary exercises. 24 pages. B.6711. (Allan & Co. Melbourne. 1955) Tear in top edge of front cover now taped, else very good.
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Handbook of Musical Form by J A Steele Handbook of Musical Form -by- J A Steele. Imperial Edition No. 808. Ex-Library Copy. Used second hand booklet; a clear and concise manual on musical form. Covers form in melody writing; binary form; ternary form; simple rondo; sonata form; modern rondo (or rondo sonata) form; fugue; and various other forms. 20 pages. B.7709. (Allan & Co. Melbourne. 1959) Ex-Library copy with the usual marks, stamps & stickers. Else very good.
Product Id: SW22672B
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Harmony And Counterpoint With Exercises Harmony And Counterpoint With Exercises (Longmans' Music Course Part II) -by- T H Bertenshaw (1913). Used second hand small hardcover book. No dust jacket. 290 pages. (Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1913) Worn brown covers with black lettering. Inked music shop stamp on front free endpaper. Foxing on endpapers and edges of pages, else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW28027
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Harmony And Voice Leading Book 1 Harmony And Voice Leading Book 1 -by- Edward Aldwell & Carl Schachter (1978). ISBN 0155315153. Used second hand hardcover book no dust jacket. Book 1 of a 2-volume textbook dealing with tonal organisation in the music of the 18th and 19th Centuries; both in content and method it offers a new approach to the teaching of harmony. 302 pages. (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc, New York, 1978) Covers are marked and worn on edges and corners. Foxing on endpapers and edges of pages, else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW29585
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Harmony For Beginners Harmony For Beginners -by- Alan Bellhouse (3rd Edition. Enlarged Edition to include Harmony for AMEB Musicianship Syllabus). ISBN 0725700815. Used second hand book on studying harmony. 64 pages. (William Brooks & Co Ltd, Waterloo, undated 3rd edition) Covers are creased, worn and marked. Numbered sticker on rear cover. Pages have tanned, else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW29584
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Harmony Melodic Invention Instruments Of The Orchestra Form In Music Harmony - Melodic Invention - Instruments Of The Orchestra - Form In Music - Specially Prepared For Australian Music Examinations Board Theory Examinations Leaving Certificate And Matriculations -by- Elsie M Robson. New And Enlarged Edition. Used second hand softcover book. 124 pages. (Nicholson's Pty Ltd, Sydney, undated) Name written on cover. Spine damaged at bottom. Else very good. Weight 200 grams.
Product Id: GS25914
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Harmony Melodic Invention Instruments Of The Orchestra Form In Music Harmony - Melodic Invention - Instruments Of The Orchestra - Form In Music - Specially Prepared For Australian Music Examinations Board Theory Examinations Leaving Certificate And Matriculations by Elsie M Robson. New And Enlarged Edition. Used second hand softcover book. 124 pages. (Nicholson's Pty Ltd, Sydney, undated) Marks and names on covers and first page, else pages are very good. Weight 200 grams.
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Harmony Melodic Invention Instruments Of The Orchestra Form In Music Harmony - Melodic Invention - Instruments Of The Orchestra - Form In Music - Specially Prepared For Australian Music Examinations Board Theory Examinations Leaving Certificate And Matriculations by Elsie M Robson. New And Enlarged Edition. Used second hand softcover book. 124 pages. (Nicholson's Pty Ltd, Sydney, undated) Marks on covers. Pen underlining, ticks and margin notes on some pages. Extensive pen notes on the 'Notes' section at the rear of the book. Corners worn. Spine taped at bottom. Else good. Weight 200 grams.
Product Id: SW25914C
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Keyboard Approach To Harmony Keyboard Approach To Harmony -by- Margaret Lowry (1949). Songwriting. An approach to harmony based on the 'conversational method' through singing and playing to give an easy familiarity with the most common idioms of our musical speech. Used second hand softcover book. 88 pages. (Theodore Presser Co, Bryn Mawr, PN, 1949) Name written on title page. A few marks on the covers. Else very good condition.
Product Id: SW29375
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Melodies and Their Treatment A Handbook for Students Melodies and Their Treatment A Handbook for Students Preparing for the Examinations in Theory and Musical Perception of the Australian Music Examinations Board -by- A J Leckie. Imperial Edition No. 405. Covers writing melodies to given rhythmic patterns; writing rhythms to given words; writing melodies to given words; the completion of melodies; combined melodies. Used second hand softcover booklet. 24 pages. B.3237. (Allans Music Australia. Melbourne. 1937) Light foxing on covers. Music shop stamps on first few pages. Else very good.
Product Id: SW21034
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Modern Harmonic Technique Vol.1 Elements of Harmony for Modern Arranging and Composing Modern Harmonic Technique Volume 1: The Elements of Harmony for Modern Arranging and Composing -by- Gordon Delamont (1965). Used second hand spiral-bound (plastic comb) softcover book intended for the beginner providing a thorough understanding of the theory which underlies the harmony of modern (North) American arranging, jazz and all areas of composition which use scales and chords as a starting point, the novice arranger, providing a proper foundation in harmonic technique and part movement, and the professional arranger or composer, who may find that this codification of harmonic principles will provide a deeper understanding and perhaps some fresh avenues of musical thought. 206 pages. (Kendor Music Inc, Delevan, NY, 1965) Foxing on edges of pages, and remains of two labels on the title page, otherwise this book is in fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
Product Id: GS29095
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Melodies and Their Treatment A Handbook for Students Melodies and Their Treatment A Handbook for Students Preparing for the Examinations in Theory and Musical Perception of the Australian Music Examinations Board -by- A J Leckie. Imperial Edition No. 405. Covers writing melodies to given rhythmic patterns; writing rhythms to given words; writing melodies to given words; the completion of melodies; combined melodies. Used second hand softcover booklet. 24 pages. B.3237. (Allans Music Australia. Melbourne. 1937) Marks on covers. Spine torn around one staple. Corners bumped. Pages are very good.
Product Id: SW28128
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Melody & Harmony A Treatise For The Teacher & The Student Book One Melodic Movement Melody And Harmony Book One Melodic Movement -by- Stewart MacPherson. ISBN 0852492383. Used second hand softcover book. 112 pages. (Stainer and Bell. London. No date) Name and number of previous owner stamped on title page. Marks on covers. Corners bumped. Else very good.
Product Id: GS11194
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Melody Writing by William Lovelock Melody Writing -by- William Lovelock. Imperial Edition No. 874. Used second hand softcover book. 64 pages. B.9203. (Allans Music Australia Pty Ltd, Melbourne, undated) Very good condition.
Product Id: SW29126
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108 Exercises in Harmonisation (Melodies and Basses) by William Lovelock 108 Exercises in Harmonisation (Melodies and Basses) -by- William Lovelock (undated). Used second hand book of extra material at various stages in the study of Harmony. 14 pages. (William Elkin Music Services, Norwich UK, undated) Covers are marked. Pages are in fine condition.
Product Id: GS29094
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108 Exercises in Harmonisation (Melodies and Basses) by William Lovelock 108 Exercises in Harmonisation (Melodies and Basses) -by- William Lovelock (1937). Ex-Library Copy. Used second hand book of extra material at various stages in the study of Harmony. 14 pages. 7251. (A Hammond & Co, London, 1937) Ex-Library with the usual stamps and stickers. Covered in clear contact. Foxing on edges of pages, else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW29127
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Orchestration by Walter Piston Orchestration -by- Walter Piston (1984). ISBN 0575026022. Used second hand softcover book. 477 pages. (Victor Gollancz Ltd. 11th imp paperback edition. 1984) Name of previous owner written on half title page. Front cover sunned at bottom. Else in very good condition. Weight 650 grams.
Product Id: GS23082
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Practical Harmony A Concise Treatise Practical Harmony A Concise Treatise (Including The Harmonization Of Melodies) With Progressive Exercises -by- Stewart Macpherson. Further Revised Edition. Joseph Williams Ltd. Used second hand softcover book covered with brown paper which has been pasted to original covers. 162 pages. (Joseph Williams Ltd, London, undated) Marks on title page. Hinge has cracked at starting text page however binding is still firm. Pen marks on a few pages. Else pages are very good.
Product Id: GS28127
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Rudiments Of Music Elementary Harmony and Musical Form Rudiments Of Music Elementary Harmony and Musical Form (1915) -by- D Henry Stewart. Royal Edition No. 56. (W H Paling & Co, Sydney, 1915) Used second hand softcover book. 53 pages. Name on cover. Spine worn and torn around staples. Corners bumped. Some foxing. Else good.
Product Id: GS12442
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Rudiments Of Music Elementary Harmony and Musical Form Rudiments Of Music Elementary Harmony and Musical Form (1915) -by- D Henry Stewart. Royal Edition No. 56. W H Paling & Co, Sydney, 1915) Used second hand softcover book. 54 pages. Name on cover. Staples are rusted. Middle page taped in. Else good.
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Second Year Harmony Complete by William Lovelock Second Year Harmony Complete -by- William Lovelock. A Hammond Textbook. Used second hand softcover book. 132 pages. (William Elkin Music Services, Norwich, undated) Covers are marked. Page edges have tanned, else pages are very good. Weight 350 grams.
Product Id: SW29122
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Serial Composition by Reginald Smith Brindle Serial Composition -by- Reginald Smith Brindle. Reprint 1980. ISBN 0193119064. Covers all the important aspects of serial composition, including discussion of such topics as melody-writing, twelve-note harmony, polyphonic writing, forms, stylistic factors and orchestration, avant-garde techniques and free twelve-note composition. Used second hand softcover book. 284 pages. (Oxford University Press. Reprint, 1980) Covers are worn and creased on edges and corners. Foxing on edges of pages, else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW26152
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Serial Composition by Reginald Smith Brindle Serial Composition -by- Reginald Smith Brindle. 8th Imp 1982. ISBN 0193119064. Covers all the important aspects of serial composition, including discussion of such topics as melody-writing, twelve-note harmony, polyphonic writing, forms, stylistic factors and orchestration, avant-garde techniques and free twelve-note composition. Used second hand softcover book. 284 pages. (Oxford University Press. 8th Impression, 1982) Covers are worn and creased on edges and corners. Name written on half title page. Foxing on edges of pages, else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW29764
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Students' Harmony and Melodic Invention by Elsie M Robson Students' Harmony and Melodic Invention (Including Supplement Giving Diatonic and Chromatic Scales And Intervals) Part I: specially prepared for AMEB 4th Grade and Public School Intermediate Certificate; Part II: specially prepared for AMEB 5th Grade; Part III: specially prepared for AMEB 6th Grade, Public School Leaving Certificate and Matriculation by Elsie M Robson (c.1947). Used second hand softcover book on harmony and melodic intervention for Grades 4, 5 and 6. 102 pages. (Nicholson's Pty Ltd. Sydney, undated buy circa 1947) Spine torn, corners worn, else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW27925
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The Academic Manual of Harmony Part I The Academic Manual of Harmony Part I - Up To and Including the Dominant 7th together With Questions and Answers -by- G Augustus Holmes & Frederick J Karn (1930). The Academic Series of Musical Works No. 10. Used second hand small softcover book. 100 pages. (A Weekes & Co Ltd, London, 1930) Foxing and other marks on covers. Spine torn at bottom. foxing on edges of pages, else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW29124
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The Harmonization of Bach's Chorales by William Lovelock The Harmonization of Bach's Chorales -by- William Lovelock (1971). Imperial Edition No. 1092. Used second hand book intended to give some guidance to the music student who is required to harmonize a chorale 'in the style of Bach'. 64 pages. B.9218. (Allans Music Australia Pty Ltd, Melbourne, 1971) Marks on the spine, else in very good condition.
Product Id: GS29090
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Third Year Harmony Complete by William Lovelock Third Year Harmony Complete -by- William Lovelock. A Hammond Textbook. Used second hand softcover book. 132 pages. (William Elkin Music Services, Norwich, undated) Covers are marked. Page edges have tanned, else pages are very good. Weight 350 grams.
Product Id: SW29123
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Tonal Harmony With An Introduction To Twentieth-Century Music Tonal Harmony With An Introduction To Twentieth-Century Music (Fifth Edition 1984) -by- Stefan Kostka & Dorothy Payne. ISBN 0072852607. A music theory course with clear and concise explanations, well-chosen examples, and innovative features like the Self-Tests in each chapter; coloured highlights within music examples call attention to specific techniques and concepts. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket, as issued. 668 pages. (McGraw Hill, Boston, 5th Ed 1984) Foxing on first and last few pages, else very good. Weight 1.4 kg.
Product Id: GS28549
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Workbook for Tonal Harmony With An Introduction To Twentieth-Century Music Workbook for Tonal Harmony With An Introduction To Twentieth-Century Music (Fifth Edition 1984) Workbook/2 CDs -by- Stefan Kostka & Dorothy Payne. ISBN 0072852614. CD-ROM containing software is not included. Used second hand Workbook for 'Tonal Harmony With An Introduction To Twentieth-Century Music 5th Edition' with 2 audio CDs containing audio examples for many of the assignments in the Workbook; the CD-ROM containing software is not included (and would you want it these days anyway??). 330 pages. (McGraw Hill, Boston, 5th Ed 1984) Foxing on first and last few pages and edges of pages, small section of insect damage to title page, front cover creased, otherwise book is in very good condition with no marks on the work pages. No marks on the CDs. Weight 800 grams.
Product Id: GS28715
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Twentieth-Century Harmony Creative Aspects and Practice Twentieth-Century Harmony Creative Aspects and Practice -by- Vincent Persichetti. ISBN 0393095298. Provides for the first time an orderly presentation of the harmonic procedures to be found in the music of the first half of the twentieth century; an account of specific harmonic materials commonly used by twentieth-century composers. (W W Norton & Company. New York. 3rd printing. 1961) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 287 pages. Covers are slightly bowed. Else in very good condition. Weight 650 grams.
Product Id: SW17770
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Two Part Writing Step By Step Dulcie Holland Two Part Writing Step By Step -by- Dulcie Holland. ISBN 086947409X. A Text book and work book combined; aims to explain the technique of writing in two parts and gives ample practice in perfecting this technique. (11620. Chappell Music. Sydney. No date) Used second hand softcover book. 76 pages. Covers are lightly grubby. Corners bumped. Else very good.
Product Id: SW16631
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Writing Better Lyrics The Essential Guide To Powerful Songwriting Writing Better Lyrics The Essential Guide To Powerful Songwriting - From Generating Ideas To Developing Verse And Beyond -by- Pat Pattison. ISBN 1582970645/ 9781582970646. In this book you'll find all of the professional and creative insight you need to write powerful lyrics; Pat Pattison examines 17 chart-topping songs to discover what makes them so effective; he also provides more than 30 exercises that teach you how to use language masterfully. Used second hand softcover book. 195 pages. (Writer's Digest Books. Cincinnati. 1995) A few marks on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Product Id: SW24975
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You Can Write Song Lyrics You Can Write Song Lyrics -by- Terry Cox. ISBN 0898799899. Songwriting. Successful lyricist Terry Cox provides insider's advice on writing song lyrics; instructions are illustrated with examples of popular songs from a wide variety of styles and vocalists including Garth Brooks, Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, Phil Collins and Celine Dion; each chapter is packed with exercises, recommended reading lists and sidebars filled with opinions, advice and inspiration. Used second hand softcover book. 136 pages. (Writer's Digest Books. Cincinnati. 2000) Covers are lightly scuffed. Front cover has one small bump which imprint goes through on to first few pages. Else in very good condition.
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